Nomination forms for polling station executives’ election haven’t been hoarded – NPP

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP), has dismissed reports suggesting that nomination forms for its upcoming polling station executive elections are being hoarded.

Evans Nimako, the party’s Director of Research and Elections on Face to Face on Citi TV said the documents have been available for easy accessibility.

“I am tempted not to believe so much that, people are being denied [forms]”, he stressed.

Confusion has been recorded in the NPP after party members accused executives of giving preferential treatment in the distribution of the forms for the polling station elections in some constituencies.

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In other parts of the country, party members are also protesting a decision by the executives to sell out the forms to them after some big-wigs in the NPP announced that they had paid for the forms.

But Evans Nimako says these are mere allegations that must be disregarded.

“It doesn’t lie with an officer who is not a member of the party to raise a certain hypothesis. The committee is there to perform a role determined by the National Council. So people should allay their fears and accept what the party has put in place to ensure that the process is done in the time that we have set for ourselves.”

“The mandate given by the National Council to the Elections Committee is to ensure that, no one individual is denied access to the forms. Party leadership is all over the country to ensure that the rules are complied with by membership.”

 

The polling station elections have been scheduled for March 24-25, 2020. There has been malcontent in multiple constituencies over claims some party executives are hoarding nomination forms.

In some instances, the situation escalated leading to tensions in some constituencies.

The confusion started in Manhyia North, where an executive had to seek refuge in a police station after being hounded by some supporters.

In the Volta Region, some Ho Central Constituency executives, aspirants, and NPP polling station executives are also threatening to disrupt the NPP’s constituency elections due to disagreements over the distribution of nomination forms.

Some members of the party in the Odododiodioo constituency of the Greater Accra Region protested against the leadership of the party accusing them of distributing fake forms.

These tensions have prompted the National Executive Committee of the NPP to meet on the matter.

The NPP has said it will investigate the issues leading to the chaos in the distribution of forms in parts of the country.

 

citinewsroom.com

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